Micronesia

Overview

Country Micronesia Capital : Palikir

The Federated States of Micronesia is a country in the western Pacific Ocean, and comprises over 600 islands. It has a population of 105,576.

Micronesia’s principal economic activities are subsistence farming and fishing, with the main crops being breadfruit, taro, coconut and banana, as well as yam, cassava and sweet potato. Poultry, pigs and dogs are sometimes also raised for food.

Most food, including rice, fruits, vegetables, meat and fish, and almost all manufactured goods and fuel oil, must be imported.

The Crop Trust has supported 1 projects in Micronesia

  1. Aroids: The Crop Trust supported the Pohnlangas Pilot Farm (PPF) to regenerate and characterize 50 accessions of giant swamp taros with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crop. 38 of these accessions were safety duplicated in Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).